Drummond Woodsum is a full service law firm with a busy and thriving school law practice. The firm has offices in Maine and New Hampshire and represents public school districts, charter schools, colleges and other public entities.
The firm’s Portland office is currently seeking an associate attorney, ideally with 3-5 years of legal experience in special education and student rights law. Our special education lawyers advise clients across the state of Maine on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the identification process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, counseling clients on compliance with state and federal disability rights laws, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling state agency due process hearings and complaints as well as federal court appeals.
3-5 years of legal experience in special education law is strongly preferred.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
Candidates must have strong interpersonal and advocacy skills for conducting in-district and statewide trainings for school leaders, advising school board clients during public meetings, and handling oral arguments and motions in court.
Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is a plus.
Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
Portland, Maine or Manchester, New Hampshire
Drummond Woodsum is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years of experience in federal taxation law to locate in either its Portland, Maine or Manchester, New Hampshire offices. The successful applicant will work closely with the firm's corporate, tribal and project development practices to advise clients on a variety of tax matters including corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; partnerships, LLCs and joint ventures; private equity and private equity fund formation; real estate, historic tax credit transactions, new market tax credit transactions, affordable housing tax credit transactions; non-profit tax matters and various financing transactions.
Candidates applying for attorney positions with Drummond Woodsum should have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package, a choice of medical plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan, on-site subsidized parking, and more. Relocation assistance is available.
Portland, Maine is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. The City is known for its vibrant culinary scene, numerous cultural institutions, great schools, safe communities and an excellent quality of life. Both Maine and New Hampshire are all about enjoying the outdoors all year long with nearby mountains for hiking, camping and skiing; nearby lakes for boating, swimming and fishing and, of course, the ocean, which defines Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire. Don’t just visit northern New England; you can live here and enjoy a challenging and sophisticated law practice.
Drummond Woodsum is a highly regarded law firm of approximately 90 professionals with a roster of clients including some of the nation’s largest corporations, start-up companies, financial institutions, colleges and universities, Native American tribal nations and their enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals. Our culture is one of teamwork, appreciation, and mentorship, which sets a unique vibe in our office. From day one, attorneys are involved in challenging and meaningful work alongside the many talented and creative colleagues that make Drummond Woodsum one of the best places to work.
To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at email@example.com. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
Litigation Paralegal (full or part-time)
Drummond Woodsum is seeking a paralegal to join its trial services group in our Portland office. This role can be either full- or part-time, so candidates looking for a reduced schedule are also encouraged to apply.
Supporting attorneys focusing on matters related to insurance defense
Preparation of legal documents, including pleadings, correspondence and discovery material
Review and organization of case files and medical records
Preparing for hearings, trials, client meetings, and depositions
Assist with the factual development and analysis of cases, including talking with relevant parties, gathering and reviewing documents, and oversee deadlines
Manage the discovery process, including the collection, retention, and production of documents, drafting written responses to discovery, and responding to third party subpoenas
Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines and billable hour goals
Ability to communicate with clients and provide excellent customer service
General computer proficiency, including knowledge of experience with common software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, PDF processing) and preferred experience with e-discovery and trial software
Please submit your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org consideration. No calls, please.
Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time finance assistant to join its Administration team. Duties will be varied, as the Admin team is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the firm.
Responsibilities will include:
Processing check requests, reimbursements for travel and expenses
Credit card processing and reconciliations
Reconciling firm bank accounts and petty cash
Initiating/Releasing Wire transactions
Accounts Payable processing
Back up for posting cash receipts
Tracking actuals to budget
Collecting tax information (sales, 1099, state income, etc.)
Technologically savvy with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of a very hard-working team
Demonstrates solid problem-solving skills, must be analytical and detail oriented
Familiarity with LMS helpful, but not required
Ability to comfortably interact with attorneys and staff
Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must
If you enjoy a challenge and being a part of a great team, please submit your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com consideration. No calls, please.
Labor and Employment Law Associate
Manchester, New Hampshire
Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, a full service law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine, is seeking a lawyer to join its labor and employment practice based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Our labor and employment group is a tight-knit team that provides counsel to public schools, municipalities, and private sector employers, as well as tribal nations located throughout the country. We are looking for a motivated lateral associate with one to three years of experience who is passionate about advising employers and improving New Hampshire workplaces. The ideal candidate is a bright, creative individual who thrives in a team-oriented environment. All candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing, and analysis skills, and a sense of humor. Experience in labor and employment law or litigation preferred. We are invested in the success of all our associates and will provide training, mentoring, and resources to support your development as a labor and employment practitioner. We strive to create a friendly, professional environment and provide competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We invite interested applicants to learn more about our firm’s culture and practice areas by visiting our website, www.dwmlaw.com, and to submit a cover letter, resume, professional references, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
School Law Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire
Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, a regional New England law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine, is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join the firm’s education and school law practice in New Hampshire.
The attorney will provide representation to public school districts throughout the state on a broad range of legal matters, including student rights and student discipline, public employment and labor, policy development, litigation, school safety, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will have strong legal and educational credentials, excellent research, writing and analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a team of attorneys committed to providing public school boards and administrators with the highest level of legal services.
Drummond Woodsum is committed to providing resources for professional growth and development to its attorneys. We offer mentorship and training, a collegial work environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, family friendly policies, and generous retirement benefits.
To apply, please direct your letter of interest and resume to Darnell Filleul at email@example.com. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.
Maine or New Hampshire
Many lawyers, including shareholders and associates, have joined Drummond Woodsum laterally from other firms. We like to think the movement is not lateral, but is upward.
Drummond Woodsum’s culture is informal, friendly and unregimented. We are committed to our independence as a mid-sized firm and the entrepreneurial environment that we foster. The firm has grown by encouraging entrepreneurial lawyers to develop their practice with flexibility in how their client relationships are structured and managed.
The firm, founded in 1965, maintains more than 19 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law with a primary focus on business, litigation, and public sector practices. Drummond Woodsum provides a wide range of services to meet the varying legal needs of some of the nation's largest corporations, start-up companies, financial institutions, colleges and universities, Indian nations and tribal enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals.
If you are interested in joining Drummond Woodsum please send a letter of application and resume in complete confidence to:
Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D